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Working Professionals prefer a hybrid device according to Microsoft’s Survey

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These days it is common to find yourself owning a laptop, a tablet and a smart phone. While each of them fits well for different scenarios, is there room for a hybrid convergence device? To find out, Microsoft has conducted a survey among working professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.

Results show that most working adults spend half of their time on the move and device weight is also a concern. Majority of those holding back from buying a tablet had responded that they have yet to find a tablet that could give them the best experience of a laptop and a tablet.

This is where Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 comes in as it offers the power of a full fledged Windows 8.1 laptop with a form factor of a tablet. Today, it is officially launched across 28 markets including Malaysia where it is sold from RM2,729.

To illustrate the findings of their survey, Microsoft has released an infographic that you can view after the break.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 officially launched in Malaysia

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The Surface Pro 3 is now officially in Malaysia and Microsoft is calling it the tablet that can replace your laptop. It is available now with a choice of 5 configurations and the pricing are as follows:

Core i3, 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage – RM2,729
Core i5, 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage – RM3,299
Core i5, 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage – RM4,199
Core i7, 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage – RM4,999
Core i7, 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage – RM6,779

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is launching in Malaysia next week

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will be launched in Malaysia next Thursday. This is Microsoft’s 12″ tablet that aims to replace your everyday notebook. Earlier on, retailers including SenHeng has commenced pre-orders and official sales are expected to commence shortly.

The Surface Pro 3 comes with a variety of specs like a typical laptop offering which starts from RM2,729. It is available with the following options:

Core i3 64GB – RM2,729
Core i5 128GB – RM3,299
Core i5 256GB – RM4,199
Core i7 256GB – RM4,999
Core i7 512GB – RM6,779

The 64GB and 128GB options get 4GB of RAM, while its higher 256GB/512GB storage capacities comes with 8GB RAM. You can read our Surface Pro 3 announcement post on the full details of this new high-end tablet that runs on full Windows 8.1 Pro.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Malaysian price revealed. senQ and Senheng start pre-orders tomorrow

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a portable powerhouse tablet that aims to replace your laptop. It will be going on sale in Malaysia very soon as senQ Digital Station and Senheng will be accepting orders nationwide starting tomorrow, 1st July.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will be available in Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and in different storage capacity. The Malaysian pricing are as follows:

Core i3 64GB – RM2,729
Core i5 128GB – RM3,299
Core i5 256GB – RM4,199
Core i7 256GB – RM4,999
Core i7 512GB – RM6,779

In terms of memory, the Surface Pro 3 comes with 4GB RAM for 64GB/128GB storage variants while the higher 256GB/512GB storage units get 8GB of RAM. The prices above are for the Surface Pro 3 tablet only and it excludes the Surface Pro Type Cover keyboard.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 announced. A tablet that can finally replace the laptop?

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The market is full of tablets and while they are mostly for fun and games, some have tried to be a productivity tool by offering a bunch of office apps and accessories. One of such attempts is the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 which is a huge 12.2″ device that’s positioned as a progressive tablet bridging the gap between tablet and a full functional laptop. While it is more usable than the rest but it isn’t enough to make us abandon our day to day laptop.

Over at Microsoft, they had introduced the Surface Pro series which is an ultra portable tablet with full fledged Windows experience but somehow it is too small for our liking. Now in its 3rd generation, the newly announced Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has grown up with more grunt and comes with a redesigned kickstand which is more flexible than ever. Could this be the laptop replacement that we’re looking for? It probably is.

The display is now bigger with a more practically sized 12″ screen that does high 2160×1440 pixels resolution. Not as high as the Note Pro 12.2 but its more than the usual Full HD 1080p resolution that we get in most laptops today. What’s more interesting is that the Surface Pro 3 has a more squarish display aspect ratio of 3:2 instead of the typical wide screen 16:9 format.

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